Transition West Marin will be screening The Greenhorns
, a new inspirational film about young people going into farming on
Wednesday, August 17 at 6:30 pm at the Point Reyes Presbyterian Church (11445 Shoreline Highway 1 – up the hill from the gas station).
Discussion after the film with Mickey Murch and Will Scott from Bolinas, and Paige Phinney of Tara Firma Farms will be joining us. Free Admission. Donations for use of the church space – $1 or $2.
Please pass this on to young people interested in agriculture. The average age of our farmers is 60 years old. We need young people to see that farming is a rich, fulfilling vocation, albeit very hard work. Facing the challenges and crises of peak oil, scarce resources, food and water security, Richard Heinberg says we will need 50 million young farmers.
The Greenhorns documentary film, completed after almost 3 years in production, explores the lives of America’s young farming community – its spirit, practices, and needs. It is the filmmaker’s hope that by broadcasting the stories and voices of these young farmers, we can build the case for those considering a career in agriculture – to embolden them, to entice them, and to recruit them into farming.